The Oakland Raiders have made the decision to cut Aldon Smith after his latest incident involving a domestic dispute and the police.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 5, 2018
According to TMZ, Smith reportedly voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation center over the weekend after allegedly leaving the scene of a domestic violence incident involving his fiancée on Saturday night.
Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports that Smith was “sought by San Francisco police in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident Saturday night in San Francisco.”
“‘The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries,’ according to a police statement provided to the San Jose Mercury-News. ‘The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival and was identified as professional football player Aldon Smith, a 28-year-old Oakland resident.'”
Smith was already under what has been an indefinite suspension from the NFL for his multiple legal problems that have ranged from reckless driving, weapons charges, multiple DUIs, hit and run, and problems with the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The San Francisco 49ers picked Smith in the first round of the 2011 draft, and he made an All-Pro team with the organization. San Francisco released him before the 2015 season, and he signed with Oakland and played in nine games that year.
The NFL suspended Smith for one year in November 2015 and has not reinstated him.